Stewardship Committee

The Convener is Mr Ian McVean

Each year the attestation of Congregational Accounts seem to improve and this past year continued
the trend in the report send to the Church of Scotland. This is partly due to Treasurers becoming more
confident in the preparation of the accounts and also taking advantage of the help provided by the
Stewardship Committee. All accounts were attested and in OSCR's hands by the due date and as far
as the Committee is aware all accounts were accepted by OSCR. This year the Church of Scotland
send all congregations information about the role of Independent Examiners.
During the year the Stewardship Committee has monitored what is happening with the National
Stewardship Programme among the 46 congregations in the Presbytery. The Committee have
encouraged congregations to call on the services of the Church of Scotland's Consultant for the
Presbytery, Mr Stuart Sangster, and a number have done that. As the year ends, the Stewardship
Committee are again requesting information from all congregations about what they did in 2016 and
with what success and what they propose to do in 2017.
Four congregations had their Quinquennial Surveys done by the surveying firm Graham & Sibbald.
The same firm carried out ten interim surveys of congregations. Three manses in the Presbytery were
inspected when the charge became vacant.

NEXT PRESBYTERY BUSINESS MEETING

Thursday 5th October 2017
at 7.00pm in Callander Kirk.

Presbytery Prayer meeting
is held at 6.30pm on the evening
of a Presbytery meeting.

The Presbytery of Stirling Chaplain who provides pastoral care for all members is Rev Valerie Allen who can be contacted by email on vl2allen@btinternet.com

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